The rest of the detainees are still sons of b******.
etainee Treatment Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-148, 119 Statutes at Large 2739), which became law on December 30, 2005, sets forth certain "procedures for status review of detainees outside the United States." In Salim Ahmed Hamdan
v. Donald H. Rumsfeld, et al.
, filed before DTA became law and decided today
by the U.S. Supreme Court, our elected government argued that Osama bin Laden's personal bodyguard Salim is subject to those procedures. By the slimmest majority, the court rejected this argument because Congress didn't expressly declare that all cases pending when the law took effect are also covered by DTA. This means the case of Salim the Butcher's Driver has been grandfathered in under whatever procedures existed before December 30, 2005, and is not affected by the new DTA procedures. That majority further decided that those prior procedures aren't to their regal satisfaction, and they'd like to see court-martial procedures used in Salim the Weapons Transporter's case instead of any statuteless military-commission ones. As for Salim the Terrorist Messenger's cellmates who haven't filed anything yet, their cases will follow the new procedures.
Congress can amend DTA so that it also applies to Salim the Dhimmiqrats' Latest Victim's case. Congress can pass a Military Commissions Act as well so that such commissions expressly appear in our statutes. Congress should do both. This will mollify our Robed Masters until another retires and is replaced by one who's actually figured out that we're at war and our stateless enemy's signature doesn't appear on any international convention or treaty.
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